Rainbow Reykjavik Program for 2015 (detailed itinerary below)

JANUARY 29th - FEBRUARY 1st 

The Rainbow Reykjavik package can be bought direcly from Icelandair and includes return flights with Icelandair, hotel accommodation with breakfast, airport transfers, welcome dinner and party, city tour, Kiki Club Night and the amazing Pink Masquerade Party.

Events in purple are optional and can be bought seperately directly by emailing Pink Iceland.

FRIDAY JANUARY 30TH
 
SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST
 
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1ST
 
THURSDAY JANUARY 29TH
 

 

Detailed itinerary:

The Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride offers a great mixture of nature, activities, culture, cuisine, music & nightlife. The main program runs from  January 29th to February 1st 2015 An extended program will be offered before (January 27th-28th) and after (February 1st -2nd). 

      Thursday -  January 29th      EVENTS MARKED AS OPTIONAL HAVE TO BE PURCHASED SEPERATELY 

For those arriving before Thursday, January 29th please make sure you check out our extended program and/or get in touch with Pink Iceland to arrange tours and accommodation before the Rainbow Reykjavik program starts.

Europe Arrivals 15:30-16:30
 

Afternoon arrival to Keflavik Airport and transfer from airport to hotel.

USA / Canada Arrivals 06:15-07:00
 

Morning arrival to Keflavik airport and transfer from airport to hotel. Enjoy the day exploring Reykjavik, or join a tour (see below).

On all 4s Optional tour 1pm - 5pm
 

Join us for an exciting afternoon tour of quadbiking and horseback riding. Our first stop will be for the quadbiking a mere 15-20 minute drive from your hotel. After a short briefing you mount your quadbikes and drive up Mt. Hafrafell for some spectacular views of Reykjavik and Faxaflói Bay. After at least an hours ride we dismount and head for Iceland's favourite horseback riding company, Íslenski Hesturinn. You will enjoy at least one hour of horseback riding on the world famous Icelandic Horse (make sure you never call it a pony in front of an Icelander!). You'll be back in town with time to spare before the nights welcome dinner and party.   34.000 ISK //  $300

Rainbow Reykjavik Welcome Reception & Dinner 7:30pm - 10pm

Get to know Rainbow Reykjavik's guests and meet some locals at the Slipp Bar at Hotel Reykjavik Marina where we will enjoy dinner together. Located by the old harbor of Reykjavik, the Slipp Bar is  one of the country's and best loved restaurant.

Notice: Drinks at dinner excluded. We kindly ask you to let us know if you have any special food requirements. On the buffet menu there will be a mix of meat, fish & vegetables. ​

Rainbow Reykjavik Welcome Party @ KIKI 10:00pm - 1am

After dinner we head to Kiki Queer Bar for the Welcome Party. Kiki is Rainbow Reykjavik’s official bar and will offer great offers to Rainbow Reykjavik guests during the festival.

Northern Lights Hunt Optional tour 

During Rainbow Reykjavik we will keep a close eye on the weather and visibility forecast and do our absolute best to let you experience these magical lights in the Arctic sky (no guarantee can be given that we are going to spot them). We might have to be flexible about the timing of the departure depending on forecast. 9.000 ISK //  $75 

    Friday -  January 30th      EVENTS MARKED AS OPTIONAL HAVE TO BE PURCHASED SEPERATELY 

​​​Reykjavik City Tour 10am - Noon
Get to know the city of Reykjavik and her amazing history - sprinkled with LGBTQI facts and trivia and some breathtaking landmarks!

​​​Free afternoon or join us for a visit to the Blue Lagoon! 2pm - 6pm
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Reykjavik or come try the world famous Blue Lagoon! (see below)

Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula
Optional Tour 2pm - 6pm​

We start off with a short tour of the geological wonder that is the Reykjanes Peninsula where we visit one of the most beautiful geothermal areas in Iceland in Krísuvík. We then head for the world renowned Blue Lagoon for a soak in her unique turquoise waters where. The tour includes entry to the lagoon, towel, bathrobe, skin mask and a drink from the Lagoon bar.

20.000 ISK //  $175 

Kolabrautin in the Harpa Concert Hall Optional Dinner 9pm - 11pm​

A feast for all senses at the renowned Kolabrautin restaurant. We'll be there at 8pm for a couple of cocktails before dinner! Four courses and a bubbly welcome drink: 10.500 ISK //  $93 

​​​Let's have a Kiki!  11pm - 4am

Partytime with the locals at the only gay bar in the village; Kiki! Free entry, queue jump and welcome drink with Rainbow Reykjavik wristband.

    Saturday -  January 31st      EVENTS MARKED AS OPTIONAL HAVE TO BE PURCHASED SEPERATELY 

Pink Golden Circle - Optional Tour 10am -6pm
This tour combines history, natural phenomena and relaxation. You visit three of Iceland´s most famous places - Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir (or Gaysir as we like to call it) hot spring area and Þingvellir national park. 

We also make a stop in Laugarvatn, a small village that sits on the banks of a lake by the same name. The town is famous for its natural sauna, built above a real live hot spring. The original sauna was built in the 1920s and was little more than a shack with two compartments, built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below your feet. Today, however, it takes pride of place in the über-modern Fontana Laugarvatn, and is complemented by a dry sauna plus hot tubs of varying temperatures and descriptions. A visit to this amazing natural sauna is something that all visitors to Iceland should get to experience. 

After relaxing at the Laugarvatn Fontana we will head to Þingvellir national park situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. During the tour we will enjoy a delicious lunch at Efstidalur Organic Farm. There we will enjoy a great buffet with variaties of fresh fish, meat, vegetarian courses & deserts.

20.000 ISK // $175

 

​Notice: Drinks are not included and we kindly ask you to let us know if you have any special food requirements. On the buffet there will be a mix of meat, fish & vegetables.

Mar Restaurant - Optional Dinner 9pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for a 5 course tasting menu at the MAR Restaurant! 5900ISK // $50 

Pink Masquerade Party

The hottest ticket in town! 

10pm - 3am

Dance into the night at Pink Party with local performers and djs. The Pink Party will be held in the great Iðnó with the only and only Páll Óskar performing and dj-ing.

 

ADMISSION, AND WELCOME DRINK INCLUDED IN THE RAINBOW REYKJAVIK PACKAGE. 

 

    Sunday -  February 1st      EVENTS MARKED AS OPTIONAL HAVE TO BE PURCHASED SEPERATELY 
Farewell Brunch - Optional

Before heading to the airport we will get together and have brunch together. Location: TBA.

Airport Transfers

Bus transfers from hotel to Keflavik Airport for all departures, included in the Rainbow Reykjavik Package. 



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Get in touch with the Pink Iceland team for all your comments and questions about the Rainbow Reykjavik Festival. Check out their website at www.pinkiceland.is or drop them a line via pinkiceland@pinkiceland.is

Important legal disclaimer: Icelandair is the owner of the Rainbow Reykjavik Festival. Bookings can be made through their website (click here). Pink Iceland organizes the festival and its events and daytours. Package-only (excluding flights) and extended program bookings can be made via Pink Iceland (click here)